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Body System Series:  IV - The Nervous System
Overview:
Explore the nervous system of the human body with an overview about neurons, the brain, and the spinal cord.  Appropriate for grades 6-12.  


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Subject: Health, Science, Social Studies
Title: Shyness     
Description: In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, you'll hear about how differences in temperament may be related to differences in brain structure. Science Updates are audio interviews with scientists and are accompanied by a set of questions as well as links to related Science NetLinks lessons and other related resources.
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Grade Span: 6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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Subject: Foreign Languages
Title: Musical Illusion     
Description: In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, you'll hear about auditory illusions. One study examined what a particular musical illusion reveals about the infant brain. Science Updates are audio interviews with scientists and are accompanied by a set of questions as well as links to related Science NetLinks lessons and other related resources.
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Grade Span: 6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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Subject: Language Arts
Title: Orangutan U     
Description: In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, you'll hear about the discovery that orangutans appear capable of a much broader range of communication than had been previously believed. Science Updates are audio interviews with scientists and are accompanied by a set of questions as well as links to related Science NetLinks lessons and other related resources.
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Grade Span: 6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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Subject: Arts, Health, Science
Title: Music & Intelligence     
Description: In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, you'll hear about how music is being used to unravel the mysteries of human intelligence. Science Updates are audio interviews with scientists and are accompanied by a set of questions as well as links to related Science NetLinks lessons and other related resources.
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Grade Span: 6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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Subject: Health
Title: Eye Tracking     
Description: In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, you'll hear how scientists can measure the way we process language by observing people's eye movements. When we read, our eyes don't scan the lines at a constant speed. Rather, they move in fits and starts across the page, lingering on unfamiliar words and re-reading confusing phrases or sentences. Science Updates are audio interviews with scientists and are accompanied by a set of questions as well as links to related Science NetLinks lessons and other related resources.
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Grade Span: 6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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Subject: Science, Social Studies
Title: Sticky Mittens     
Description: In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, you'll hear about research that shows how babies might be helped to learn. Science Updates are audio interviews with scientists and are accompanied by a set of questions as well as links to related Science NetLinks lessons and other related resources.
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Grade Span: 6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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Subject: Health, Science
Title: Smelling Diseases     
Description: In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, you'll hear about how doctors are developing a kind of sniff test to screen for diseases. Science Updates are audio interviews with scientists and are accompanied by a set of questions as well as links to related Science NetLinks lessons and other related resources.
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Grade Span: 6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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Subject: Science
Title: Big Heads     
Description: In this Science Update from Science NetLinks, you'll hear about the role brain size plays in intelligence. If somebody is really smart, other people might say: She's got a really big brain. But when it comes to brains, does size really matter? Science Updates are audio interviews with scientists and are accompanied by a set of questions as well as links to related Science NetLinks lessons and other related resources.
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Grade Span: 6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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Subject: Science, Social Studies
Title: Word Associations     
Description: In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, you'll hear about research into how the brain learns and remembers. Science Updates are audio interviews with scientists and are accompanied by a set of questions as well as links to related Science NetLinks lessons and other related resources.
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Grade Span: 9,10,11,12



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Subject: Science
Title: Thought-Controlled Robotics     
Description: In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, you'll hear about research into the development of robotic limbs that can be controlled by thought alone. Such robots would greatly help people with paralyzing injuries. Science Updates are audio interviews with scientists and are accompanied by a set of questions as well as links to related Science NetLinks lessons and other related resources.
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Grade Span: 6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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Subject: Science
Title: Hamsters     
Description: In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, you'll hear how researchers are using hamsters to understand the roots of aggression. Scientists believe that most behaviors, from fighting to mating, are controlled by brain chemistry. Science Updates are audio interviews with scientists and are accompanied by a set of questions as well as links to related Science NetLinks lessons and other related resources.
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Grade Span: 6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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Subject: Arts
Title: Camera Red-Eye     
Description: In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, you'll hear about the causes of camera red-eye. Science Updates are audio interviews with scientists and are accompanied by a set of questions as well as links to related Science NetLinks lessons and other related resources.
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Grade Span: 6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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Subject: Health
Title: Reading Glasses     
Description: In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, you'll hear about the changes in vision that result as a consequence of aging. Science Updates are audio interviews with scientists and are accompanied by a set of questions as well as links to related Science NetLinks lessons and other related resources.
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Grade Span: 6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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Subject: Health, Science, Social Studies
Title: Hoarding     
Description: In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, you'll hear an explanation of how a specific part of the brain might be responsible for a person's tendency to hoard items. Science Updates are audio interviews with scientists and are accompanied by a set of questions as well as links to related Science NetLinks lessons and other related resources.
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Grade Span: 6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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Subject: Science
Title: Rat Sleep     
Description: In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, you'll hear about research that indicates that the true purpose of dreaming is learning. Science Updates are audio interviews with scientists and are accompanied by a set of questions as well as links to related Science NetLinks lessons and other related resources.
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Grade Span: 6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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Subject: Science
Title: Ozone Fill-Up     
Description: In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, you'll hear about creative ideas for closing the hole in the ozone layer that was discovered over Antarctica in the 1980s. Science Updates are audio interviews with scientists and are accompanied by a set of questions as well as links to related Science NetLinks lessons and other resources.
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Grade Span: 6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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Subject: Health, Science
Title: Transplant Tolerance     
Description: In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, you'll hear about how research into why the eye Doesn't swell if injured could someday help organ transplant patients. Science Updates are audio interviews with scientists and are accompanied by a set of questions as well as links to related Science NetLinks lessons and other related resources.
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Grade Span: 6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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Subject: Health
Title: Monkey Pay-Per-View     
Description: In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, you'll hear about an experiment in which monkeys were given a carefully measured amount of juice when they looked at, or away from, various pictures. This study may provide information about humans with autism. Science Updates are audio interviews with scientists and are accompanied by a set of questions as well as links to related Science NetLinks lessons and other related resources.
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Grade Span: 6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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Subject: Health, Science
Title: Reading in the Dark     
Description: In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, you'll hear about the possible effects of reading in low light. Science Updates are audio interviews with scientists and are accompanied by a set of questions as well as links to related Science NetLinks lessons and other related resources.
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Grade Span: 3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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Subject: Arts
Title: Robotic Arm     
Description: In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, you'll hear about a real-life robotic arm that may help stroke victims regain control of their movement. Arizona State University bioengineer Jiping He and his colleagues are developing a robotic arm that can be worn at home and help stroke victims regain lost mobility. Science Updates are audio interviews with scientists and are accompanied by a set of questions as well as links to related Science NetLinks lessons and other related resources.
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Grade Span: 6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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Subject: Science
Title: Crayfish Reflexes     
Description: In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, you'll hear about scientist Don Edwards' research into crayfish behavior and its potential implications for the study of human behavior disorders. Dr. Edwards' research links the crayfish's visible behaviors to changes in how its brain reacts to serotonin levels. Science Updates are audio interviews with scientists and are accompanied by a set of questions as well as links to related Science NetLinks lessons and other related resources.
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Grade Span: 6,7,8,9,10,11,12



Web Resources: Podcasts


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Nerves
http://kidshealth.or...
The functions of the nervous system come to life in this animated video. The video is followed by an interactive article, quiz, activity, and word find.

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Cockroach Beatbox
http://www.ted.com/t...
TED Ed presentation using a dissected cockroach attached to electrodes. We are able to watch what happens as its brain receives and transmits electric currents.

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